Depot riot: Kampung Sungai Kechil villagers tried in vain to stop escapees


Kampung Sungai Kechil villagers did not rule out the possibility that those still at large were hiding in surrounding oil palm plantations.

NIBONG TEBAL: Kampung Sungai Kechil villagers near here immediately called the police after chancing upon hundreds of Rohingyas passing through their area early on Wednesday (April 20) just before they encroached into the North-South Expressway (PLUS) via a pathway next to a pedestrian bridge.

Oblivious to the fact that the Rohingyas had earlier escaped from an immigration depot, the villagers, many of whom had just completed their sahur (pre-dawn meal) and were preparing for their Subuh prayers, were first alerted of their presence at about 6am by their loud chatter.

Start your ads-free experience now!

Monthly Plan

RM13.90/month

Annual Plan

RM12.33/month

Billed as RM148.00/year

1 month

Free Trial

For new subscribers only


Cancel anytime. No ads. Auto-renewal. Unlimited access to the web and app. Personalised features. Members rewards.
Follow us on our official WhatsApp channel for breaking news alerts and key updates!
   

Next In Nation

Fan Bingbing debuts as Melaka tourism ambassador
Tougher penalties, digital literacy can help curb scams against seniors, says Lam Thye
Man claims trial to sexual assault of four-year-old daughter
Cuepacs seriously views the 'retaining' of corrupted and problematic staff, says president
Welfare Department to seek temporary custody of Zayn Rayyan's younger brother
Kota Kinabalu ranked 140th globally for environment
MCMC to investigate leaked documents on Zayn Rayyan’s murder case, says Fahmi
Lorry driver charged with murder of wife
Trespassers of uncompleted highway projects will face action, says JKR
27 influencers arrested for allegedly promoting illegal online gambling sites, says Bukit Aman CID director

Others Also Read